St.Thomas Alderman, Tom Johnston confirmed that the City has launched a cultural mapping project.  Johnston also stated that the City recently adopted a Community Strategic Plan, and one of its goals is to develop a Community Culture Program - the mapping project is the first step in that process, according to Pat Keenan, director of planning.

Keenan says the mapping  project is the first of a three-part process.  First, you have to identify what resources you have, then identify possible partners for the plan.  He says they're mostly creating databases right not.  Alderman Johnston adds its very important to get public input on this, as there are groups and agencies who may become partners.  Once they finish mapping the resources, the results will be taken to council, who will determine whether or not they will move on to phase two.

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